Halloween is almost here and there are loads of crafts and activities for kids to do!! However, if all the crafts seem targeted at older kids, your little one is probably feeling left out. But that’s why we’re here, and we’ve got the perfect last minute Halloween crafts to keep your toddler engaged this weekend. One warning: you might soon find that all he wants to do with his spare time from now on is to make crafts!
11 Easy and Fun Halloween Crafts for Toddlers
One of the easiest crafts for babies and toddlers is using their own hands and feet! The crafts end up looking so adorable and double up as keepsakes. In this craft from Crafty Morning, all you need is black chart paper and white paint – make a Halloween card and send it to the grandparents!
If you have a toddler at home, there has most probably been a time when he’s gone crazy with sticky tape and plastered everything within sight! Put that enthusiasm to good use now, and make this cute looking Mummy from No Time for Flashcards. Cut out the Mummy outline and let your child start sticking!
If your toddler has read ‘Room on the Broom’, she’ll identify this witch, but if she hasn’t, do get it for her! For this craft from Toddler Approved, just cut out different shapes from colored paper and help your toddler arrange them into a witch’s face – easy and fun!
This simple craft from Royal Baloo is for the littlest members of your family. Hand your toddler or baby an old loofah and start painting! You can make your own paints if your child might end up eating it!
These paper plate spiders from I Heart Crafty Things are great for a playdate. Hand out paper plates and pipe cleaners in different colors, so that the kids can mix and match and make their own spiders! Let them count and stick on eight googly eyes to get in some learning too!
Toddlers love tearing things up, so they’ll enjoy tearing up yellow, orange and white paper for this candy corn craft from Thriving Home Blog! Draw the candy corn templates for them and help them stick the papers by color.
7. Monster Cups
If you don’t mind a little mess, then go for this fun monster cups craft from The Simple Parent! Spread out lots of newspaper and get painting. Then create the funniest and funkiest monsters with googly eyes, pipe cleaners and more paint!
We’ve talked of paper plates, witches and handprints – now how about a craft that includes all three? Crafty Morning has the perfect combination of these in a fun looking witch craft that’s perfect to hang up on the door!
9. Spooky Wood
Here’s a fun way to mix some nature and crafts. Craftulate has a spooky wood craft for which your little explorer can first get some twigs and sticks from outside and then come home and stick them on black chart. Finish with googly eyes for the ‘spook’ factor!
10. Puffy Ghosts
Ghosts are supposed to be scary, but these puffy ghosts from Thriving Home Blog are anything but! Make a bunch of ghosts out of stiff cardboard and cotton and hang them in the doorway for a spectacularly spooky entry!
11. Q Tip Skeletons
Toddlers love doing collages, especially with unusual materials! In this craft from She Knows, Q tips are used to create a funny dancing skeleton. Help by drawing outlines and then let your child get sticking!
All the crafts mentioned here are easy for toddlers, and some even have a learning element. However, we don’t recommend leaving your child alone to do the craft – it’s also meant to be Mom-child bonding time! Use safety scissors and non-toxic glue and you’ll soon find that crafting is quite addictive! Happy Halloween!
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